08-11 Merriweather Post Pavilion

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08-11 Merriweather Post Pavilion

Postby willbreathes » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:08 pm

SATURDAY 08/11/2018
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SET 1: Blaze On > Party Time, Breath and Burning, Sugar Shack, Home, Joy, Stash, 46 Days

SET 2: Sand > Mercury > Ghost > Fuego > Slave to the Traffic Light

ENCORE: Twenty Years Later > Martian Monster > Rocky Top > Golgi Apparatus

This show was webcast via Live Phish. Trey teased Wingsuit in 46 Days.
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Re: 08-11 Merriweather Post Pavilion

Postby y0n » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:59 pm

Strange show. Home, Stash, and 46 days are the first set highlights.

Second set has excellent flow and the Sand > Mercury > Ghost segment is top notch.
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Re: 08-11 Merriweather Post Pavilion

Postby Harpua » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:21 pm

Sand > Mercury > Ghost was pretty good. Set two is a five song set, but that could be attributed to the fact that they bailed prematurely after only an hour and four minutes. I'm comfortable calling this show the worst one since the last lackluster show.

I don't know what's up with 2018 Phish. They seem like a completely different band from show to show, and occasionally from set to set.
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Re: 08-11 Merriweather Post Pavilion

Postby y0n » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:25 pm

Harpua wrote:Sand > Mercury > Ghost was pretty good. Set two is a five song set, but that could be attributed to the fact that they bailed prematurely after only an hour and four minutes. I'm comfortable calling this show the worst one since the last lackluster show.

I don't know what's up with 2018 Phish. They seem like a completely different band from show to show, and occasionally from set to set.


I attribute it to learning the Halloween album. Would explain 2016 as well.
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Re: 08-11 Merriweather Post Pavilion

Postby fone » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:39 pm

I attribute it to the heat myself. Last Summer they didn't have to deal with the constant traveling and the outdoor temps by playing the Bakers Dozen indoors.

Everyone in these summer sheds is aging, and it's tougher for both the fans and the band to keep the energy high in spite of the desire to do so. At the top of their game, the band and the fans feed off each other's energy, and speaking from the Camden experience, it was a struggle to keep moving with passion amid the oppressive heat and humidity.

Although the cotton candy salesman was doing OK during the Moma Dance.
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Re: 08-11 Merriweather Post Pavilion

Postby y0n » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:31 pm

^right. Heat. This Bay Area fan forgot about that.
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